I made a big pot of chili, and as I always do, I loaded it up with kidney and other beans, because that is how I like my chili. The mere idea that I would put beans in chili is enough to send some of my friends into a fit of rage- “That’s not chili you loser, that’s a chili flavored goulash!” I guess I just don’t understand how some things inspire the kind of deep feelings that people get regarding certain issues. It’s like the thin crust v. deep dish pizza debate, or PC v. Apple, or dry rub vs. wet rub vs. Carolina BBQ.
I realize I am probably an outlier on this sort of thing, as I am basically bi on all the issues. I like beans in my chili, but I also have had great chili without beans. I’ve had great deepdish pizza in Chicago, and I love my local DiCarlo’s tray pizza, and I also love the classic NY thin crust. I will always have a PC desktop, but you will pry my Macbook Pro, Iphone, and Ipad from my cold dead hands. I like a good Texas brisket, I like Memphis BBQ, and I think Piedmont sauce on pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw is a delicacy. They are all good in their own way!
At any rate, consider this an open thread.